So raking this weekend has been moved due to bad weather, to
Friday 1 - 3:30 (I think that's when Lindsey needs to be back-let me
know if this isn't right). Holly can't make it Friday, but Lindsey,
Abby and I will rake. Meet at southwick at 1, and we'll pick Abby up
on the way.
(John Cutin you can come too if you would like to! That way Abby
and I could stay longer if it's not all done by 3:30 - but if you
can't that's fine too)
NEXT WEEKEND -- Raking:
We have another rake job, the 16th (possibly the 15th). Space for
two rakers for 2 - 3 hours, on East Ave. We need to bring bags and
rakes for this job.
Aside from raking, at the meeting Bill brought apple pie, and
we discussed the Lennon Scholarship.
(http://www.bmi.com/pdfs/foundation/lennon2008.pdf) Two $5,000 prizes
and one $10,000 award.
Some important things to note from last meeting:
We also discussed meeting with the bookstore manager (at the
Davis center) to make sure we can do the book drive to raise money for
us and a great cause. People will need to volunteer to gather the
books in the boxes at the store. There will be a sign out sheet posted
on the MENC board.
<<<<<<<<<< POLICY CHANGE!!! >>>>>>>>>
We took a blind vote on the issue of members using the MENC
fund-raised /budgeted money for costs of events and then not attending
the event. If you fail to attend the event, without informing the
coordinator then you will have to reimburse MENC for your cost.
Our MENC club paid $20 for each member to attend the VMEA
conference. The funds we used were awarded to us from SGA in our
'conference' budget. Two club members signed up to attend, handed in
the paper work, and then never showed up, or called to let anyone know
they wouldn't be attending.
The reason this is a problem is that the money we spent on people
that never showed up, could have been used towards another member of
the group that had to pay their own way, or relocated to a different
conference, such as the RI trip. (Which is what we've been fund
raising for all year!!)
If you're planning on attending an event that MENC is paying for,
and then for any reason you cannot attend you must let someone know,
prior to the event, that you will not be attending. So this way we
don't waste more money. So if you fail to do this, then you must pay
back the costs.
I didn't take notes at the meeting on the 29th, and I'm in a rush to
work, but I'm pretty sure that's all accurate information. If not
Abby/Theresa correct me.
--- Melissa E. Cooke